Washington’s Unemployment Rate Inched Up In September

After eight straight months of job growth, employment dipped in Washington on a seasonally adjusted basis by an estimated 600 jobs in September, according to economists with the state Employment Security Department. At the same time, the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in September.

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Pioneer's School District Love & Logic Class Starts Oct. 27

Parenting the Love & Logic Way begins October 27th. This is a six week session on parenting designed to give practical skills that can be used immediately. PDF

United Way Reading Buddy Orientation Event

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is holding an Upcoming orientation for interested community members to support struggling elementary school students with grade level reading success! Tuesday, October 21st, 10am – 1130a at United Way of Mason County, 221 W. Railroad Avenue, Suite 12, Shelton, WA 98584. To attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Thompson, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-943-2773, ext. 21 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited!

Public Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Willapa Bay Salmon Management

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled seven public meetings this fall and winter to discuss and develop a new draft policy for managing salmon fisheries in Willapa Bay.  The policy, along with the previously adopted Columbia River and Grays Harbor policies, will provide regional guidance on hatchery and harvest reform and will align fishery management with conservation and economic objectives. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for WDFW, is scheduled to consider adopting the draft policy in February.

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